5486.000 Nesaea Comm. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs. Stems usually 4-angled. Leaves opposite, decussate, rarely in whorls of 3 or alternate, entire. Inflorescence of lax or dense axillary cymes, sometimes capitate and enveloped by large bracteoles or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, 4-8-merous, with bracteoles which are very variable in size. Calyx tube 8-16-ribbed; appendages 0 or present. Petals 0-8. Stamens 4-23. Ovary 2-5-locular. Capsule opening by an apical operculum, the lower part subsepticidal or dehiscing irregularly.

Worldwide: 56 species from tropical and South Africa; also southern India, Sri Lanka, Australia and South America

Zimbabwe: 15 taxa.

Nesaea heptamera

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aspera (Guill. & Perr.) KoehneW,C,S
cordata HiernN,W,C,S
crassicaulis (Guill. & Perr.) KoehneWImage
dinteri Koehne subsp. elata A. Fern.N,W,C
drummondii A. Fern.N,W,C
erecta Guill. & Perr.W,C,SImage
heptamera HiernN,W,C,EDescription, Image
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. ondongana N,W,S
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. beiriana A. Fern.W,S
ondongana Koehne subsp. orientalis A. Fern.E
passerinoides (Welw. ex Hiern) KoehneN,W,C,S
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. radicans N,W,C,E
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. floribunda (Sond.) A. Fern.W,C,E,S
rigidula (Sond.) KoehneWDescription, Image
schinzii KoehneW,E,S

Other sources of information about Nesaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Nesaea
Flora of Caprivi: Nesaea
Flora of Mozambique: Nesaea
Flora of Zambia: Nesaea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nesaea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nesaea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nesaea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nesaea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nesaea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nesaea
JSTOR Plant Science: Nesaea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nesaea
Plants of the World Online: Nesaea
Tropicos: Nesaea
Wikipedia: Nesaea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Nesaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1005, retrieved 11 December 2023

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